Sep 28, 2018

Ryanair European flights grounded by strikes

Around 250 Ryanair flights in Europe have been disrupted by strikes across the continent by pilots and cabin crew who are protesting for better pay and conditions at the budget airline. Customers whose flights were affected have received text messages and emails from Ryanair, but have not been promised compensation by the airline, which argues it does not need to pay up because the strikes are beyond its control. The budget airline, which has long wrangled with its workers over issues such as pay and union membership, also announced on Thursday that pilots in Germany would be joining Friday's industrial action, leading it to shelve another 100 flights. "This is another example of a strike being organised in Ryanair by association by a union controlled by competitor airline employees, despite the fact that Ryanair has agreed to arbitration." Ryanair did not promise compensation for travellers affected by the German walkout either.

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